Marketers need to do a better job at marketing the value of marketing to the rest of their business. First step? Lose the jargon, says Thomas Barta, marketing leadership expert and co-author of leadership book ‘The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader’.
Despite efforts to promote the value of marketing within businesses, Marketing Week’s annual Career and Salary Survey shows there is still a lack of understanding and appreciation for the discipline, at a time when gaming and gambling is revealed as the best paid sector for marketers.
Retailers including John Lewis, Ryman, Debenhams, Iceland and New Look have signed up to the scheme, which is supported by charity RetailTRUST and designed to improve long-term financial management and therefore employee wellbeing.
Previewing his Cannes Lions keynote session, Unilever chief marketing and communications officer Keith Weed says focusing on quality and diversity will make consumers more open to ads where they see themselves reflected.